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Walnut, almond and chia seed bliss balls

Walnut, almond and chia seed bliss balls

Put your hand up if you like cake!

Okay, that was a dumb question. Who doesn’t like cake, really?

I LOVE cake but I don’t eat it often because my jeans don’t like it. Ha! So, you can imagine my excitement when I accidentally created these morsels of magic. They taste like cake but they are WAY healthier.

I dare you to stop at just one. Continue Reading →

Peanut butter cookie batter bliss balls

Vegan peanut butter cookie batter bliss balls

This is hands-down the best kitchen accident I’ve ever had. Ever.

A few weeks back, while cooking up a vegan storm for my 30th birthday party, I decided to make the peanut butter cookie part of this peanut butter and salted caramel sandwiches recipe, featured over at Vegan Miam’s incredible blog.

Naturally, I couldn’t help but pop a finger into the batter for a quick taste test — and the flavour that exploded across my tongue stopped me in my tracks.

This had peanuty bliss ball goodness written all over it. Continue Reading →

Spiced choc banana bliss balls

Vegan spiced choc banana bliss balls

My 30s are shaping up to be pretty darn awesome, if the past couple weeks are anything to go by. Actually, if the past few weeks are anything to go by, I’ll be eating my way through the next decade. Nothing wrong with that, right?

To celebrate my birthday a few weeks back, I threw a little eco party at my apartment here in Alicante. We made origami pterodactyls from the pages of an old book to decorate the house. My friends bought plates of vegan food to share. Everyone was really good about drinking fancy wine out of recycled jars. I felt more at home in Spain than ever before.

And I was spoilt absolutely rotten. My friends even gifted me a food processor! Clever cookies — they know they’ll be reaping the benefits of that guy for months to come.

Then Juan and Ania surprised me with the most delicious homemade banana and vanilla vegan ice cream cake. And as I bit into the base, I knew I wanted to eat this again. Regularly. In bliss ball form.

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Chocolate muesli slice

Chocolate muesli slice 1

Woo hoo!! Virtual Vegan Potluck is back {jumps excitedly around the room}! I love this day. So many great food bloggers, so many delicious vegan recipes all at the click of a button. It’s my idea of vegan heaven. Now just to get someone around here to cook for me…

Koren and I have been seasoned potluckers for a couple of years now, sharing our always-popular baked pesto mushies and a vegan version of our Mum’s bread and butter pudding.

This year we’re back with another dessert. This time a super-healthy dessert (read no refined sugar, yay!) – yummy chocolate muesli slice. Continue Reading →

Four ingredient apple pie smoothie

Four ingredient apple pie smoothie

You know those times of the day, normally around two or three in the afternoon, after you have had a really healthy lunch and drank loads of water. You’re feeling sooooo good. Then all of a sudden, bam! The sugar monster takes over. It growls and grumbles and you feel like you’ll never be able to think straight until you just get that sugar fix.

I know this feeling all too well. Normally it sees me heading to the local supermarket for a chocolately treat.

That was until I discovered the secret of the apple pie smoothie.

Four simple, healthy ingredients. One blender. Three short minutes. Continue Reading →